Rachel Pinnelas is named Dynamite’s Associate Editor


Dynamite named Rachel Pinnelas as a new addition to the company’s editorial team. Pinnelas is joining the publisher as an Associate Editor. She will oversee Dynamite-owned, licensed and creator-owned projects. Pinnelas will be editing Red Sonja, Dejah Thoris, and Vampirella, and as of yet unannounced projects. She also edited the Swords of Sorrow crossover series. “I am very […]


Review: Axcend #1 Game On


Axcend from Image comics smashes two different story telling worlds together, but is it worth pushing start?


NYCC ’15: Maris Wicks on Self-Care, Poop Jokes, and “Human Body Theater”


The Beat sneaks in an early NYCC interview with the one and only Maris Wicks to chat about her new educational science comic from First Second: “Human Body Theater”!


Dark Horse releases official word on Moebius Library


Following yesterday’s leak of embargoed press materials, Dark Horse has released official word of their Moebius reprint plans, with confirmation that it’s being done in conjunction with Isabelle Giraud, Moebius’s widow. DH had previously reprinted some of the materials, so doubtless this prior prelationship helped get this much sought after license.


NYCC ’15: Viz panels, exclusives and ninja activities


We’ve already told you about all the Naruto/Masashi Mishimoto excitement at this year’s NYCC, but VIz has some other stuff planned, as well, including a NARUTO Ninja mission at Booth #1346 — pick up your stealth headband at the booth and go on a special mission around the show floor. Also exclusives: Exclusive NARUTO items!  […]


Dark Horse digital single issues now available on five new platforms


After years of releasing their digital comics via through their own app, Dark Horse has finally announced that all their comics will be available on Comixology, as well as four other platforms, including Kindle, Google Play, iBooks, and the Nook.

It’s an expansive expansion and marks a very smart move for Dark Horse: there is really no upside to limiting digital distribution these days, and the multi=platform war was won long ago. All releases will be released simultaneously in print and digital. In June Dark Horse made its graphic novel line-up available via Comxiology and according to publisher Mike Richardson, “the sales have been incredible.”


INTERVIEW: Chip Zdarsky on Creating the New “Jughead,” Turning Down the Harvey, and Crafting the A-1 Burger


Calling all miscreants!  All slackers and gamers!  All those who would banish terrible cafeteria food to the secret tenth circle of hell (located in a specific unmentionable location on Satan’s person).  Archie’s Jughead is back with a new ongoing series written by none other than Sex Criminals’ Chip Zdarsky and illustrated by The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl‘s artist Erica Henderson. […]


Grumpy Cat is coming to NYCC and here are ALL the #1 covers


The biggest celebrity of all has been announced for New York Comic Con! Grumpy Cat herself will be appearing on Thursday, October 8th, from 1:30pm to 3:00pm at Dynamite Booth #2129. Thisis her first comic con appearance, but Grmpy has been the superstar at every other venue we’ve seen her at, including Toy Fair and BEA…I’m not […]


NYCC ’15: Dark Horse gets Mœbius catalog — please don’t recolor it


Among comics reprints there are few holy grails left. We’ve finally got Miracleman (and no one cares) we’re getting Master of Kung Fu, and now, perhaps the last great library. Via Dark Horse media partner Bleeding Cool comes word that DH has gained the rights to put out a “lavish series of hardcover volumes” reprinting “the library of Mœbius.” Terse but cherce. One imagines it will be similar to the Milo Manara library being reprinted currently.


Bloodshot Reborn Debuts ‘The Analog Man’ and LaRosa Interior Work


Valiant Entertainment has decided to switch up their publishing slate with a brand new arc for Bloodshot Reborn containing a brand new status quota for the hero. The issue is shipping in 2016 with writing from traditional Bloodshot Reborn author Jeff Lemire and artist Lewis LaRosa. The new story entitled ‘The Analog Man’ debuting in issue #10 […]


New Era: Red Sonja, Vampirella and Dejah Thoris get skirts, sleeves, hoods


While the announcement of a redesign for Red Sonja, Vampirella and Dejah Thoris sounds like just a big PR stunt, the move to cover them up and bring on new female creators shows that this whole “comics are for everyone” is not just a sound bite. Artist Nicola Scott designed the new costumes, which are […]


Chuck Palahniuk Leaks Details on New One-Shot Comics and FIGHT CLUB 3?!

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UK Comics Shop Orbital hosts a podcast interview series called “Orbital in Conversation.”  In the most recent episode, Orbital Events manager Chris Thompson speaks with renowned literary author and current comics scribe Chuck Palahniuk about Fight Club 2 and Palahniuk’s take on the various strengths and weaknesses of the comics medium. If you’re a structural reader, I highly suggest […]


Marvel teases Civil War II in retailer mailing


Sooo…is this @Marvel announcing Civil War 2? pic.twitter.com/tYN3gNhdzH — Ryan Higgins (@RyanHigginsRyan) October 5, 2015 Could Marvel be planning a Civil War II to tie in with next spring’s Captain America: Civil War film which will presumably embroil the Marvel cinematic universe in a friend against friend fight? That’s why retailer Ryan Higgins suggests of […]


NYCC ’15: Boom announces panels and creators

Boom is kicking off NYCC with a signing at Forbidden Planet Thursday, October 7 from 7-9pm (NYCC badge NOT required), featuring the following creators (additional creators may be announced): Brooke Allen (Lumberjanes) Frank Barbiere (Broken World, Black Market) Matthew Daley (Lantern City) Michael Dialynas (The Woods) Eryk Donovan (Cognetic, Memetic) Brian Joines (Imagine Agents) Simon Spurrier […]


Disney Parks Reveal More Details About Star Wars Plans!

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As reported last month during the D23 Expo in Anaheim, Disney will be creating new theme park attractions based on the Star Wars franchise. Both Disneyland in California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida will feature 14-acre immersive experiences. In California, land along the north side of the park will be repurposed, and some nearby […]


More people hired at comic book companies: Image, Boom, Valiant, Dynamite


Although the comics industry seems to be hitting a rough patch, one thing that I noticed at last week retailer summit is that a bunch of people have just been hired as staffers to actually work in the comics business! And interestingly, many of them are working directly with comics retailers. I think if you’re going to invest money in your business at a time like this, investing in new employees who work directly with the people who buy your products is a pretty smart move. Here’s the new faces: